EUCLID’s most advanced academic program in the field of Global Health is the “EUCLID Doctorate in International Public Health” (code name: DIPH, which is actually a Ph.D.).
The EUCLID DIPH is, to date, the only doctorate degree program in this critical field offered by an international intergovernmental organization with a UN-registered charter.
Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified public health professionals who will be able to serve in civil service, international organizations, health care institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations globally.
EUCLID’s program is remarkable for its low tuition (USD145 per credit) and global faculty team, as well as for its focus on Global South issues.
EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public two high-level external (distance or online) degree program in international public health.
- The “EUCLID Master of Science in International Public Health (MIPH)”
- The EUCLID/Peoples-uni Master in Public Health (MPH), offered directly by Peoples-uni.
- The “EUCLID Ph.D. in International Public Health (DIPH)" (this page)
- The “EUCLID Ph.D. in Global Health and Health Systems (PGHS)"
- The “EUCLID Ph.D. in Bioethics and Global Health (DBGH)"
Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified public health professionals able to serve in civil service, international organizations, health care institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations globally.
Note: For information about EUCLID as an institution, including the Participating States, scholarship programs, inter-institutional agreements, and accreditation, please visit this page.
Intake, Tuition, etc.
Open and continuous enrollment is active. Prospective students may apply at any time during the year and EUCLID has ongoing intake, year-round.
In USD: 850 is due for the initial admission fee, followed by ‘pay-as-you-go’ payments for each course at USD145 per credit. Assuming a proper academic background at admission and therefore 55 credits to complete the program (including 25 for the dissertation), the total tuition is 850 + (55×145) = USD 8825.
Under the terms of the EUCLID treaty, approved officials of EUCLID’s Participating States pay no tuition (full scholarship).
Under the terms of the EUCLID agreement with ECOWAS, ECOWAS residents may receive a partial scholarship representing a reduction of 15-20% on the tuition.
This unique Ph.D. degree focuses on the practical and policy aspects of global public health rather than the advancement of academic knowledge or theoretical knowledge. The DIPH was primarily designed to serve civil servants of EUCLID’s Participating States, but it is also open to the general public as an excellent route to pursue a career within inter-governmental bodies, NGOs and the public sector. Thanks to its low tuition and institutional relationships, and because it covers such topics as malaria and tropical diseases in depth, it is expected to be of special interest to African and Global South students.
Note: This degree program is distance-based only and requires fluency in the English language.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
Applicants should have an advanced degree (Master's) in public health, epidemiology, medicine, health care issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook/database. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered.
Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program.
Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested.
Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.
Online applications are managed through our main institutional website (https://www.euclid.int) CMS (Course Management System).